Corporate Engagement

JDRF’s team fundraising events—including the Walk, Ride, and Galas—are a fun way to get your employees engaged, while supporting your corporate responsibility goals through championing teams, matching employee fundraising or volunteering. Not only will you help advance life-saving treatments, you provide an opportunity to connect your employees to connect with the JDRF mission and with each other.

Employee Engagement

JDRF offers giving options, causes, volunteer opportunities, strategic partnerships, cause marketing, campaign materials and resources, and more to help you engage your employees and customers while achieving your corporate social responsibility goals.

By championing teams and sponsoring the Walk, Ride and other events, our partners connect their employees with the JDRF mission and with each other.

Double the impact of your donation. Many employers offer matching gift programs and will match the charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees. Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses and will give you up to one year after your donation to request a match.

Increase Employee Engagement


of Canadians want to work for a company that has a strong CSR policy (Randstad)

Build your Brand Image


of business leaders believe that purpose is central to business success and to an organization’s existence (PWC)

Enhance brand awareness


of Walk participants recall our national sponsors

Drive customer loyalty


of Walk participants would consider switching brands based on support of JDRF Canada

Start a Corporate Team

Forming a corporate national, regional or local team for a JDRF event is a great way to get involved—and it’s easier than you think!

  • Your staff partner will help you set a goal, develop a plan to achieve it and provide helpful fundraising tools.
  • Anyone can join your team, including friends, family or neighbors of employees.
  • Team events can help build comradery—and the more people you recruit, the more money you’ll raise for JDRF!

Gift Matching

Did you know that thousands of companies match donations by employees to JDRF Canada? These matching gift programs help us fund more than 500 active type 1 diabetes research grants in 21 countries to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes.

Please use the below search tool to see if your company will match your donation and to access the forms, guidelines, and instructions that you need to submit a matching gift.

See if your employer will match your donation!

93% of all donors submit matches electronically.

When submitting a matching gift through your company’s electronic portal or if your company still uses a paper form you may need the following information:

Our Charity Business Number:
11897 6604 RR0001

Our Mailing Address:
JDRF Canada
Attn: Matching Gifts
235 Yorkland Blvd #600
North York, ON M2J 4Y8

Our Contact Information:
Phone: 1.877.287.3533


Our volunteers come from diverse backgrounds, bringing a range of skill sets and experiences to JDRF.

By serving on a JDRF committee–whether it’s auction procurement, sponsorship, logistics or planning–you’ll partner with JDRF employees to facilitate events that raise millions for T1D research. Nearly two-thirds (60%) of Canadians would volunteer more if their employer organized it, according to a new study by Volunteer Canada.

Fill out the form and a JDRF representative will contact you about available volunteer opportunities.

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